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  • Light on Life

  • The Yoga Journey to Wholeness, Inner Peace and Ultimate Freedom
  • By: B. K. S. Iyengar
  • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (79 ratings)

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Light on Life

By: B. K. S. Iyengar
Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
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Summary

A must-have for anyone who practises yoga or is interested in the teachings of the East.

B.K.S. Iyengar, whose teachings on yoga are followed throughout the world, reflects upon his lifetime's experience on the yoga path. The structure of the book follows the different aspects of that path (from Freedom Awaits, through The Physical Body, The Energy Body, The Mental Body, The Intellectual Body, and The Divine Body, to Living in Freedom) and provides a learning framework for yoga as well as an invaluable discourse on life.  

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©2019 B.K.S. Iyengar (P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critic reviews

"Iyengar knows what the body needs, and he's introduced to the West the Easterner's best path to health and well-being." (TIME Magazine)

"Revelations from a lifetime of studying yoga." (The Washington Post)

"Light on Life is rich in yoga philosophy and methodology. But unlike his previous writings, this new book is full of autobiographical anecdotes." (The New York Times)

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Unbearable

As a yoga teacher, I have read all the books at some point in my life already, but wanted to revisit. Unfortunately the mispronunciation of almost every Sanskrit word made it unbearable to listen. I myself have studied a small portion of the Sanskrit language in India, but even a yoga student in the West will know better how to pronounce these common Sanskrit terms.

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A book for life

Some reviewers said this book was a bit on the heavy side. I found it informative and transformational. It is a book to listen to more than once however. A wonderful listen while lulling yourself to sleep (set your timer)

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BEAUTIFUL!

The most beautiful and wonderful book! If you are seeking truth please read this book.

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A must read/listen to

One of the most outstanding books out there. It is a must read or listen to!

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Helping us all to live a better life 💜

This has been an exceptional book whilst getting to grips with my yoga teacher training course. Great guide through the whole mind, body & soul 💜 I will be reading this again 💜

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Excellent book but the wrong narrator

This is such a wonderful book but the narrator just sounds like a condescending school teacher telling you you've been wrong. Content of the book is excellent however.

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A masterpiece

Very well written giving simply very profound meanings of yogic philosophy and life. Nice narration as well, good tone and pace.

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I always come back to this !

One of my favorite audiobooks
It has helped me to truly discover myself , & help others . Iyengar was simply a genius .

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Beautiful

Got my moneys worth with this one, it covers intricacies coming from a strong source. I’d like to find more books like this here

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A must read for any yoga practitioner

On finishing this book my thought is that I want to go back to the beginning and listen again. This time with pen and notepad. His voice is clear and precise. His references to Patanjali are perfect for the yoga student who has also read the wonderful Yoga Sutras. It combines the old teachings with Iyengar life experience and study of yoga in a seamless harmonious fusion. I highly recommend this book.

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